With every season comes new opportunists for grand adventures, have you ever noticed this? For instance, we are getting into the full holiday season swing and this time comes with a whole host of festive parties, family gatherings, and chances to live life to the fullest. As delightful as this time can be, it can also wreak havoc on your skin. Think about it for a moment. Here in Melbourne, FL we are susceptible to weather changes that usher in drier cooler air from our Northern friends. While these climate swings rarely last long and are certainly not as drastic in Florida, they can affect the skin. Consider all the foods and beverages that are up for grabs during this time of year, too. The extra salt, sugar, and alcohol can disrupt your skin as well. So, how do you survive the holidays with gorgeous skin and your sanity? Fountain of You is Brevard County’s premier boutique-style anti-aging aesthetic clinic. We are here to serve you with the best in skincare and cosmetic services in the area. We know that you want to look and feel your best as the year ends. Here are some tips on how to accomplish this.

Make Sure to Moisturize

Have you ever noticed that your skin tends to dry out a smidgeon when the temperatures drop? As humidity levels drop and cooler air is ushered in, it can be a challenge to keep your skin properly moisturized. This is due in part to the fact that less humidity in the air, something we are accustomed to here on the Space Coast, can cause your skin to lose moisture due to increased evaporation. This creates dull, dry, flaky skin. The solution: keep your skin moisturized. You will also want to avoid lots of hot water. This may feel counter-intuitive but hot water can dry out your skin even more. Protect your skin with great skincare and a hydrating moisturizer from a company like Biopelle, you can purchase their products directly from us. Use gloves, a hat, and always apply sunscreen when you are outside as well.

Avoid Overly-Rich Foods

Another culprit of dull skin in the winter months comes from the constant array of rich foods that seem to be available on every table seemingly everywhere you go. Salt can cause your body to bloat giving you a puffy appearance. The added salt in many of the traditional holiday foods acts as a magnet for water causing your body to retain fluid giving you a fluffy appearance. You can beat the bloat by drinking tons of water and being mindful of what you consume. Sugar also plays a role in the health of your skin. Sugar can cause an insulin spike leading to increased inflammation within your body. This may lead to acne and aggravation to skin conditions like rosacea and eczema. Your best bet is to stay away from high glycemic food and enjoy whole unprocessed treats. But, let’s be realistic here. A desert every once in a while won’t destroy you. Again, practice mindfulness and listen to your body. Your skin will thank you.

Treat Yourself to a Facial or Skincare Service

You can rock the holidays with great skin and confidence by making a few simple changes or additions to your current routine. If you still want more, why not do something special for yourself and schedule a FREE consultation with Fountain of You of Melbourne, FL. We can assess your skincare needs and create a plan just for you. Our Melbourne, FL med spa offers facials, chemical peels, Botox, Kybella, and top-of-the-line skincare products. Contact our office today!